The use of fractals to solve geological problems is an exciting new development in the Earth Sciences, and Ghosh (2000) is to be congratulated for his application of fractal geometry to estimate channel sinuosities from paleocurrent data. In spite of the skepticism voiced by Miall (1996) as to the validity of methods based on paleocurrent dispersal patterns, any progress in this field is to be welcomed. In fact, although the technique proposed by Ghosh (2000) represents an entirely new angle to solving the problem, the results closely approximate those produced by the method of Le Roux (1992) as modified in...

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